Tim Ennis, of the Nature Conservancy of Canada, has made numerous trips—always with camera in hand—to the remote coastal community of Oweekeno (Wuikinuvx) in Rivers Inlet. “When I leave the throngs of tourists on Government Street behind and I step onto Wanukv Road in Wuikinuvx Village, I feel like I’ve arrived in a starkly different and unique land,” he says. “It’s like visiting a dreamscape completely foreign from what our increasingly urban human population experiences, yet is as comfortable as any home I’ve ever had.”
In this gallery, Ennis shares his images of the area, which he hopes offer a “glimpse behind the curtain” of the Great Bear Rainforest. “I feel an intense inspiration to capture even a small fragment of the magic this place and its people hold for the vast majority of people who will never get to experience it,” he says.
Read more about Oweekeno and the unique partnership between the local First Nations community and the Nature Conservancy of Canada in the Spring 2013 issue of British Columbia Magazine.